Crown College

Master of Arts in Counseling



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Counseling

Format: Online

Program Description:

Whether one’s goal is to become a licensed professional counselor or a lay counselor in ministry, Crown’s 60-credit hour online Masters Degree in Counseling is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to effectively help people in need. This degree satisfies the academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of Minnesota, as well as many other states. This degree is offered primarily online, with a four-day residency on the beautiful Crown campus in May each year. The integration of a Christian worldview into the profession of counseling is emphasized throughout the program.

The online Master’s in Counseling will prepare students for the MN state LPCC licensure exam. Coursework satisfies the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy’s requirements in each area of counselor development. Additionally, a structured 700 hour internship experience, as required by MN LPCC licensure requirements, is built into the program, enabling students to practice their skills under close supervision prior to entering the field officially. Before enrolling in this program students should consult the rules and regulations regarding Professional Licensed Counseling for the particular state that they wish to practice in, to ensure that the program fulfills the requirements of their state.

Faculty with the highest academic degrees, and significant counseling experience, lead the online courses and brief residencies. The coursework includes multi-modal educational components, collaborative activities, and mock counseling opportunities that mirror real-life situations. By interacting with peers and faculty within Crown’s online environment, students acquire counseling knowledge and skills that are critical to professional success.

The online Master’s Degree in Counseling reflects Crown’s academic integrity as one of the “Top 10 Online Christian Colleges.” Crown’s easy-to-use online learning environment allows students the freedom and flexibility to complete coursework at their convenience. Students will graduate with counseling skills that have immediate application in their current and future professional endeavors.

Crown’s tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98 percent of Crown’s students receive student loans, scholarships or financial aid for graduate students.

Crown was recently ranked as one of the top online counseling programs by


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code 002383.

Locale: Large Suburb

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